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Member since Mar-10-07 · Last seen May-27-16
29 years old, USCF rating ~1750. Personal best around 2100 blitz on ICC and Playchess. Around 1800 on FICS (handle: dumbgai). Inactive in OTB competition since 2011. Inactive in all chess since 2013.

I still follow professional chess because I'm curious to see who wins, but overall my sense is that too many people take this board game way too seriously.

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   dumbgai has kibitzed 3021 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-27-16 M Petrosyan vs I Kovalenko, 2015 (replies)
dumbgai: <The finish would be 140... Nd1 141. f4 Ne3 142. f5 Ng4 143. f6 g2#> Good find. I would have played 141...Nf2+ 142. Nxf2 and then either g2+ or Kxf2 or even gxf2, all of which easily win but don't mate immediately.
   May-26-16 Gashimov Memorial (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: Does anyone know who is sponsoring this tournament, and how long they will continue to do so?
   May-25-16 B Koch vs J Jezek, 1956 (replies)
dumbgai: A further point is that 32...Rd7 (to protect h7) doesn't work due to Qg8 mate.
   May-21-16 Yifan Hou (replies)
dumbgai: <You go girl!> My thoughts exactly.
   May-18-16 Robson vs Lingala Sri Harsha, 2006 (replies)
dumbgai: <YouRang> What about 25...Kd8, which threatens ...bxa6?
   May-09-16 Ding - So (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: What is going on with the comments here?
   Apr-29-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: Kasparov did train Nakamura for a while, so maybe he has a good understanding of Nakamura's strengths and weaknesses.
   Apr-28-16 Eljanov vs Li Chao, 2016
dumbgai: Tremendous game by Li Chao. If the Chessbomb clocks are accurate (probably not), he only spent one minute thinking before playing 34...e2!!
   Apr-22-16 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Batumi (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: Mariya Muzychuk experiencing the usual post-Hou match slump.
   Apr-21-16 Chinese Championships (2016) (replies)
dumbgai: Wei Yi finally appears to be back in form. With a good showing he could return to 2700+.
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